The hopes and dreams of both Harry Potter and 3D movie junkies was dashed earlier this month when Warner Bros. Studios announced that the first installment of the final part of the Harry Potter movie franchise will not be released in 3D as previously announced. While some are incredibly saddened by this news, other rejoice. 3D movies have been gaining in popularity for the past few years and such hits as Avatar, Alice In Wonderland, and How to Train Your Dragon have done the budding genre wonders in the efforts to build up fans.
Officials stated that the reasoning behind the sudden change of heart in releasing the movie in 3D was that the production of the 3D version of the film would not be completed within the release date of the movie. While some would argue that Harry Potter can only be a million times better in 3D, others say don’t mess with a good thing. Making the final installments of the movie in 3D and having the other six films in the franchise remain 2D just seems strange.
There is of course always the potential that the other parts of the franchise will be remade for 3D viewing like some other movies that are in the works for 3D release after 2D release.Titanic for instance, after James Cameron’s success with Avatar, the director is now in the process of remaking Titanic for 3D re-release. Another movie that is being revamped in 3D for the big screen is Jaws. Rumors have been milling about that Universal Studios intends to remake the classic in 3D.
Even 3D movies now aren’t so 3D. Many of the 3D movies being shot today are being hailed as not really 3D because they’re being filmed with 3D cameras that make every part of the movie 3D rather than just having things pop out like 2D movies that have had 3D graphics added. It’s hard to tell that much difference between a 3D movie and a 2D movie, unless of course you remove the glasses during the show and the screen gets blurry. Pretty much a movie will be good if it’s good, not just because it’s 3D.
While some really enjoy the 3D aspect of new movies no one can deny that if a story line is good, it can carry a movie without the 3D gimmick. All that us stalwart 2D lovers can hope for is that either the 3D craze will die down or they’ll continue releasing movies in 2D. Personally for me I feel like something is lost when a movie jumps on the 3D bandwagon just for the heck of it.
Josh Tyler, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Will Not Be 3D as Planned, cinemablend.com
Kristy Oller, Titanic to be Converted to 3D, examiner.com